I don't know what's wrong with me but I must be a glutton for punishment. It seems I have a hard time passing up challenges for one-layer cards and just couldn't resist The Paper Players Challenge #179. I will also add this to the CAS on Sunday Challenge #25 - Lovey Dovey. I don't usually send out a lot of Valentine cards but with my granddaughter about to celebrate her first birthday, I figured I'd see what I could come up with for her.
The card base is Naturals White card stock. I started by inking the bearfrom the retired Button Bear stamp set with Soft Suede ink. The ink on his bow was removed using a Blender Pen and then colored with a Primrose Petals marker. A little huffing to moisten the ink and he was stamped on the card front. I stamped and cut out the bear from copy paper to use as a mask and attached it over the one on the card. From a scrap piece of card stock I cut out a heart using the Big Shot and the Hearts Collection Dies. I saved the cut out heart to use another time. The remaining piece was attached to the card front with temporary adhesive. I then sponged the open heart area with Pink Pirouette ink and drew around the edge with the Primrose Petal marker. After removing the masks I stamped some hearts from the Oh, Whale! stamp set in Primrose Petal ink. The sentiment from the Best of Love stamp set was also stamped with Primrose Petals ink. As a finishing touch I used the Simply Scored Borders Plate with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to get the embossed edge on the bottom. I find that masking is terrific when making a one layer card; might require a few extra minutes but it helps add more elements to the page when you're not using embellishments. Well, I've got to run; the deadline for the one challenge is looming. Thanks for coming by. Please visit again.
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamps Sets: Best of Love (#132987); Button Bear (retired); Oh, Whale! (retired)
Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad (#115657); Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad (#126858), Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad (#126956); 2012-2014 In Color Markers (#131260)
Card Stock: Naturals White (#102316)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Simply Scored Borders Plate (#126192); Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334); Hearts Collection Framelits Dies (#125599); Sponge Daubers (#102892); Blender Pens (#102845)